Fingerprint payments

Eastwood comprehensive school new bio metric cashless dinner system.
Eastwood comprehensive school new bio metric cashless dinner system.

PUPILS at Eastwood Comprehensive School no longer pay for their lunch with money, but with their fingerprint instead.

The school’s new ‘cashless dinner’ scheme was launched after a group of pupils in the school’s youth parliament group asked teachers if it would be possible to reduce queuing times and make it more simple to pay for their school dinners.

Headteacher Mark Pickford said the new scheme was discrete for pupils who did not pay for their meals, discouraged the misuse of dinner money, saved money from being lost or stolen and encouraged healthy eating.

Students can pay their accounts off at machines in the food hall or pay them online.

Nottinghamshire County Council Catering runs the food hall and installed the new the service earlier this month.